Behind the Scenes with Tracey Stones
New Bern and Beyond Podcast Episode 109
It was a busy exciting week working with Wendy Card and introducing myself as her sales representative. She has been offering the town a great service for more than a decade and now that we are working together, marketing it as the promotional platform it is…with three media sources for advertisers to capitalize on.
One of the sources we offer to highlight businesses
New growth is on its way with more advertising opportunities for our local merchants in the new season of NewBernNow.Com and Ledger Magazine.
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One of our new advertisers and supporters is The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., New Bern, NC. They have been huge supporters of local charities and live music since opening their doors. The local pub featured live music three nights a week for the past several years. But this week they are pleased to announce that they are adding a new night to the lineup.
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On the Scene with Tracey Stones
Open Mic at The Brown Pelican
Since we are on the subject of our new supporter and advertiser, I might as well let you know about the good things that happen there with music.
Seems each time I stop down for open mic night I meet new players. This week was no exception. This week it was Jay Singleton pictured above with his tiny guitar and big voice. He made quite a big impression.
The Brown Pelican now offers the longest running open mic night in New Bern each Thursday night. Sign up starts at 7 pm and music starts at 8 pm. Hosting the weekly gig is Brian Mac.
Even some of my neighbors from Fairfield Harbour can be found sharing songs at this weekly offering. This week was no different with Steve above and Doug below showing up to offer a few fun songs.
While we are on the subject of jams and Fairfield Harbour, I will mention here that Doug King worked things out with the POA to bring a monthly jam night to the residents of the Harbour. This Sunday will mark the first event of its kind and the fun starts at the Community Center on Broad Creek Road at 5:30 pm with music starting at 6 pm.
This week there was a full line of great players that came to the stage to share their talents. This weekly event welcomes all levels of playing and the venue often books acts after hearing them in the house.
Also new to the blog this week is Laura Jenn, who
The reason I was in town for the weekly open jam was due to a meeting with blog support Ashton Ward. The stringer and singer
The last jammer I got to see on Thursday at the open mic event was Samual Cohen. This active duty Marine is a great guitar player, with a pocket full of original songs. He is
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Meet Rubich & Cain
Friday night I kept the beats with one band only for a change. It was actually a duo that was offering the grooves to the people that started their weekend off at The Brown Pelican last night.
That is where stringer and singer Ryan Rubich had the stage but invited his music brother Jared Cain to join him in banging out some beats. The two recently formed a duo that started work this New Year.
The two met at a open mic night along the Crystal Coast. When they teamed up at Cru Bar in Beaufort at the open mic, they ended up booking a New Years Eve gig at the venue.
Rubich & Cain offer some folk-infused blues with rock edges. They both enjoy making music and it shows in the presentation. I booked the duo to bring music to the residence in Fairfield Harbour for an upcoming show on Saturday, April 20, 2019.
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~ Live Music Options ~
Saturday, January 19, 2019
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Getting Down Around Town
BrÜtopia offers fresh beer, local food and the bluesy rock grooves of Pete Pawsey Duo, with Pete and Patrick offering the grooves!
The duo will be jamming from 7-10 pm. Come out and support local music while you enjoy tasty eats and the freshest new beer on tap!
The Brown Pelican hosts the music of Gary Dudley and Maxxtones, who will
Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant, 415 S Front St. bring the music for all. Be sure to support this venue in their fight against noise and neighbors. Please sign the online petition to show the city we care about having live music here. You can join the fight by visiting the link to sign the PETITION
Tonight they offer the music and fun grooves of Night Shift,
Cruising the Crystal Coast
Cedar Point, NC
The Boro Restaurant & Bar offers the fun and talented Justin Castellano tonight, with music being served in the dining room from 8-11 pm.
Emerald Isle, NC
The BiPolar Express head to the Crystal Coast tonight to rock the faces at E-Club Emerald Isle. Free music starts at 9:30 pm. Come out and dance tot he classic rock you love.
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Bourbon Street Wilmington offers the rocking sounds of The Adam Hill Band. The music starts at 9 pm and the band
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Rocking Around the Region
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Answering the Call
Checking things out around the rest of the region, I ask my Facebook followers each week where we can go to hear them play. This is what they said this week.
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